If you want to create a beautiful centerpiece that’s both interactive and romantic for your beach wedding, then we have just the idea for you. This beautiful “love story in a bottle” is easy to create and will be lots of fun for your guests! Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 Bottle for Each Table
- 1 Printed Love Story for Each Table
- About 1⁄2 Cup of Sand for Each Bottle
- 1 Small Sign for Each Table
- Seashell Embellishments (optional)
Step One: Create the Love Story
First, simply use a word processor on your computer to write your love story! Break it up into sections and keep it at one page in length. You might do sections like, “our first meeting,” “our first date,” “when we knew it was love,” and “when he popped the question.” If you want, you can simply list the dates of the most important events and a sentence about what happened – it’s totally up to you! You can print it on white paper or vintage-style paper that makes the message look antique.
Step Two: The Bottles
Now, place a half a cup of sand in the bottom of each bottle. Roll the love story up and place it into the bottle. You may want to leave some of the message sticking out so that guests can easily grab and read it when they have a moment.
Step Three: Embellishments
If you want to create an even more “beach-like” feel, string seashells onto twine and tie it around the top of the bottle. This looks super cute and can be a lot of fun to make. Leave the seashells natural or dip them in glue and glitter for a little shine.
Step Four: The Signs
Next, you will want to place a sign next to each bottle so guests will know there is actually something there for them to read and it’s not just decoration. You can personalize your signs so they say exactly what you want, but if you need ideas, you can go with something like this:
“Every love story is beautiful; ours is my favorite. This message in a bottle will give you the details.”
Voila – you have gorgeous beach-themed love story centerpieces that your guests will adore! You can even keep one for a bit of bedroom décor that celebrates your love, or frame one of the messages and hang it on your wall.